Thank you for unplugging with us

During the month of June and July, Unplugged Wednesday featured a variety of in-person, face-to-face activities that focused on human interaction, curiosity and creativity.

The activities, varied from week to week and included a program for young artists interested in drawing characters, group puzzle projects for adults and children, a teenage trivia game and crafts for younger children.

“The families that visit the library are looking for something a little wider, a little more real than what can be seen on a little screen,” said Brian Christopher, the community engagement coordinator for the library. “We want to give them an opportunity for a real experience not just a virtual one.”

Local artist Jeremy Rogombe, a Washington High School graduate, will help young artists learn the basics needed to create their own graphic characters. All materials will be provided for the budding artists. The activity is for children of elementary to high school age.

Susan Miller, a longtime supporter of the library’s programs, and the owner of The Hobbies Shop, in Charles Town, provided the puzzles for the evening.

As part of the library’s new reading challenge, All Together Now, children’s coordinator Julie Smith, hosted a teen trivia event as well as craft projects for younger participants.

Regular library services were also be available during the evening but tables and chairs were rearranged throughout the library to accommodate the additional activities.

Please check the library’s website, ctlibrary.org and the Charles Town Library Facebook page for updates and additional information.

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